Kavanagh

There has been a surprising amount of sympathy for the plight of mortgage brokers following the release of the Royal Commission’s final report, which recommends that commissions paid by lenders be banned and that brokers be remunerated by charging borrowers…

A battle of wills: lessons from the Hemmes dispute

John Hemmes had a “moral duty” to make provision for his son Edward Cameron, even though he had never acknowledged Edward as his son and had no relationship with him. In making its ruling, a court found that Cameron had…

Labor’s negative gearing changes to apply to all investments

The Tax Institute has issued a statement providing further details of the Labor Party’s plan to introduce restrictions on negative gearing. The Institute’s senior tax counsel Robert Deutsch says he has been able to confirm with the ALP that the…